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Week 5 Overall Top 100 Steamer Ranking

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Steamer is not the most accurate tool in the world, but their cold-hearted projections can certainly help us value the players in a more objective way. Use this tool to stay ahead of your peers.

Altuve is the true shiny star of our game.
Altuve is the true shiny star of our game.
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Please read the bullet points before you check out the ranking.

  • This is the ranking solely based on Steamer's remainder of the season projection.
  • Projected values are set to match Yahoo! standard auction draft price.
  • The ranking uses Yahoo!'s position eligibility, and LF, CF, and RF are grouped separately.
  • Position scarcity is factored in.
  • The ranking is computer generated, and its include ZERO percent of my person opinion (I didn't put Josh Donaldson at 21).
  • This is not an absolute ranking by any means. Use this is as a comparison tool.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 04/30/2016
  • Check out the Week 4 Ranking here.
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Rank Change

Player

Position (Yahoo!)

Projected Value

Value Change

Comment

1

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Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 57

-$ 2

The A-Rod of our time doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

2

=

Mike Trout

CF

$ 54

-$ 1

His slash line is back up to .291 .386 .523. Did somebody worry about him?

3

=

Jose Altuve

2B

$ 53

+$ 4

ISO .305 and 16th in HR. Is this guy even real? This 5-10 kid is turning into Allen Iverson of baseball. The size of his heart is just too big.

4

1

Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 50

Really nothing to comment about probably one of the best pitchers in the history.

5

-1

Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 49

He is only hitting .286 BA. What a shame.

6

=

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 48

22.1% BB% is the highest in the league. Now that he doesn't have any good friend in the lineup, pitchers just don't pitch to him anymore.

7

1

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 46

+$ 2

Still struggling at the plate by his standard, but there is no question he is the best offensive catcher.

8

1

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 45

+$ 1

Hitting only .218, but 8 HR along with 24 RBI. The Cubs are as good as advertised.

9

-2

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 43

-$ 4

His power is little disappointing, but there are just too much to like about this 21-year-old SS.

10

1

Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 40

Due for a prime breakout year at age 27. His teammates are so good at moving the chain without anybody cleaning it up.

11

-1

Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 39

-$ 1

He needs to do better with his K-BB to be a good leadoff, but K-BB doesn't count in Fantasy.

12

1

Kris Bryant

3B,LF,RF

$ 39

+$ 2

Little scare with the ankle roll, but no serious issue there, and he even gained LF eligibility.

13

-1

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 38

He is even better than last year. Leads the Majors with 10 HRs.

14

2

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 36

+$ 2

He only needed one game of 3 HRs to be right back on the track.

15

=

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 36

+$ 1

5 HRs in 5 starts seem to be nothing more than a bad luck, but his K-BB is a concern. His stuff is still fine, so let's give him a little more time to heat up. The 31-year-old has earned it.

16

-2

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 36

+$ 1

Just too talented to worry about his current mediocre slash line or his age.

17

2

Giancarlo Stanton

RF

$ 35

+$ 2

He didn't want to play around anymore. 5 HRs in last six games.

18

-1

Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 35

Exactly the same guy from last year, and he now runs more.

19

-1

Chris Sale

SP

$ 33

-$ 1

Still little behind with his K-rate, but otherwise amazing. The improved White Sox defense will help him to challenge Kershaw this year.

20

1

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 32

We keep forgetting about him, but he has been quietly enjoying the best year since his MVP season.

21

3

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 31

+$ 1

Steamer is still slow to adjust his projection, but he is on a mission to disapprove it. Steamer probably won't be able to keep him here too long.

22

1

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 31

Still struggling to hit for average, but his resurgence in power has been unbelievable. .290 ISO is the career best for the 33-year-old veteran.

23

-1

Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 30

-$ 1

Activated from DL, and two consecutive multi-hit games with a SB. He is back for good.

24

5

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 30

+$ 2

He just got off his worst outing of the season (4 ER in 5.2 IP against the Giants), but one so-so game isn't going to spoil the Phenom's rise to the throne.

25

-5

Justin Upton

LF

$ 29

-$ 3

His 38.4% K% is the second highest in the league (Napoli 39.3%), but he was never good in that category. Still little bit early to worry about the freak athletic in his prime.

26

4

Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 29

+$ 2

His 15.6% HR/FB should come down, and he just outdueled Syndergaard at NY. He is a stud no matter what.

27

4

David Price

SP

$ 29

+$ 2

He finally pitched a much-needed gem against the Braves. He leads the league with 13.96 K/9, and owns outstanding 2.38 FIP. The 217 million guy will be just fine.

28

4

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 28

+$ 1

Who cares what Stephen A. Smith thinks? That guy doesn't even watch enough baseball in the first place, and Arrieta is a real deal.

29

-4

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 27

-$ 1

We would like to see little more power, but the 22-year-old magician will not stop improving.

30

-2

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 27

-$ 1

The White Sox has been brilliant without their best hitter's help. He might not be the same guy when he first broke into the league 2 years ago, but he should be better than this at least.

31

6

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 26

+$ 2

He just needs to stay healthy. We don't need anything more.

32

2

Corey Kluber

SP

$ 26

+$ 1

His weird ERA-FIP gap continues to widen. He needs to do better against the lefties (.324 wOBA vs L, .265 vOBA vs R in career), if he doesn't want Kipnis's glove to handle his destiny.

33

=

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 26

His .471 OBP is the second highest in the league. He is simply a terrific hitter, but he doesn't offer much category juice to be a top Fantasy asset.

34

5

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 26

+$ 2

His K's up, HR's down, and BABIP is same from last year, but he is somehow posting 4.08 ERA. He has been walking more batters (4.40 BB/9), but it's probably not crazy to think that he wouldl be better going forward.

35

=

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 26

+$ 1

Nothing to worry as long as he wears the Rockies jersey.

36

-10

Andrew Miller

RP

$ 25

-$ 3

His FIP is -0.28 (0.00 ERA). He is the best reliever in the game, but he won't close 19 games rest of the season as Steamer predicts.

37

1

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 25

+$ 1

Turning into one of the best 1Bs in the game. Read More.

38

-2

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 25

He gave up a run in a non-save situation, but he is perfect when he is motivated. Leads the Majors with 9 SVs.

39

8

Todd Frazier

3B

$ 24

+$ 2

His BA has been creeping up slowly. Not that his owners are complaining his 7 HR 2 SB line.

40

4

Jon Lester

SP

$ 23

+$ 1

Only 2 Wins so far while putting up 1.83 ERA with 17-5 Cubs, but that should change soon.

41

7

Jason Heyward

CF,RF

$ 23

+$ 2

The WS favorite Cubs don't need his bat to keep winning, but it might be nice to see their 183 million investment turns his season around soon.

42

9

Gerardo Parra

LF,CF,RF

$ 23

+$ 1

His well-balanced 5-cat line is the true Fantasy gem. He is not the most exciting guy, but he will post numbers.

43

13

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 22

+$ 3

The young breakout candidate has caught up to his last year's line after the slow start. He may not be an All-star caliber player, but his numbers are very Fantasy friendly.

44

1

J.D. Martinez

RF

$ 22

Only 3 HRs so far, but more will come from the 28-year-old slugger.

45

-2

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 22

Only an injury can stop the veteran 2B to stop producing his same old lines.

46

-5

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 22

-$ 1

He is doing nothing surprising, but his BA has room for improvement.

47

12

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 22

+$ 3

0 HR so far, but that's not his strength anyway.

48

4

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 22

+$ 1

Would be nice to see some boasts in the offense for his 3rd season, but his current numbers are still nice enough.

49

-3

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 21

-$ 1

So far this season, he doesn't look like a special pitcher any more (still a special hitter).

50

-8

Joey Votto

1B

$ 21

-$ 1

Tough season continues for the 32-year-old. It won't be fair to expect him to repeat his last year's 7-win season, but we know what he is capable of.

51

-2

Prince Fielder

1B

$ 21

-$ 1

He isn't making anybody happy except the opposing pitchers.

52

9

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 21

+$ 2

He is already a fan favorite in the Bay Area with his cute delivery. His ERA is deflated with his extremely low HR numbers, but he settled in his new home very well.

53

4

Trevor Story

SS

$ 21

+$ 1

The steal of the draft just made history with 10 HR in April.

54

-4

Adam Jones

CF

$ 21

-$ 1

He has been very good at erasing pre-season overvalue-concerns for numerous years, so he won't suddenly turn into a bust this year.

55

3

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 21

+$ 1

We know his numbers, and he is repeating them once again.

56

-16

Yasiel Puig

RF

$ 20

-$ 2

His .400 BA of early season quickly regressed to .250. He is in line to repeat his disappointing 2015 numbers with less power.

57

-4

Yoenis Cespedes

LF,CF

$ 20

Steamer doesn't buy his breakout yet, but his owners don't care. Mets fans probably want to see him in that uniform little longer.

58

5

David Ortiz

1B

$ 20

+$ 1

Why does he even have to retire?

59

5

Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 19

+$ 1

4.09 ERA is ugly, but 15.55 K/9 and 7 SVs are pretty.

60

10

Salvador Perez

C

$ 19

+$ 1

His consistency is a rare commodity among the catchers.

61

NEW

J.T. Realmuto

C

$ 19

+$ 7

His recent hot streak push him back into the ranking. His SB and athletic ability makes him a very interesting catcher to own.

62

20

Matt Harvey

SP

$ 19

+$ 3

We are not used to seeing 4.76 Harvey, but at least pitched better in his last 2 outings.

63

-1

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 19

He is no longer hitting .400, but .370 is still not too terrible.

64

13

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 18

+$ 1

He is slowly catching up, but his wrist injury might still be affecting his power swings.

65

6

Byung-ho Park

1B

$ 18

+$ 1

Now we can be sure that his power is legit, but he isn't doing much else. Poor man's Crush Davis?

66

22

Wil Myers

1B,CF

$ 18

+$ 3

He has been the only bright spot in the miserable Padres lineup.

67

-2

Matt Carpenter

2B,3B

$ 18

His OBP is still .370, but we need him to swing more for Fantasy purpose.

68

-1

Josh Harrison

2B,3B,LF,RF

$ 18

He is the most exciting guy to watch in person, but more SB would be nice. Strangely, too many Pirates baserunners clogging up the base path hasn't been the best thing for the teeny 2B's Fantasy upside.

69

-14

Jacob deGrom

SP

$ 17

-$ 3

His baby has been released from the hospital, and now his focus is back to the mound.

70

6

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 17

The soon-to-be FA will do everything to turn his season around.

71

1

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 17

No one can be more consistent.

72

8

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 17

Disappointing in every aspect. He is even worse than last year, and that's really not good.

73

2

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 17

He couldn't keep up with his fast start. The Red Sox still owe him 67.5 million, and they have every reason to be worried.

74

20

Chris Archer

SP

$ 17

+$ 2

He is quickly back on track after two strong starts.

75

11

Lorenzo Cain

CF

$ 17

+$ 1

The center field wizard isn't helping his teams with his bats. His last year's numbers aren't something to be trusted.

76

2

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 17

His 2.38 ERA looks awfully high when we look at his 19.06 K/9 and 1.59 BB/9. He is just filthy.

77

13

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 16

+$ 1

He is probably the most undervalued Rockies hitter. There is no reason he can't continue his current production.

78

-18

David Peralta

LF,RF

$ 16

-$ 3

His poor hitting does nothing good for Goldschmidt.

79

8

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 16

+$ 1

He is still posting solid numbers, but his 29.8 K% isn't pretty

80

-12

Miguel Sano

3B,RF

$ 16

-$ 1

His BA is .235 even with .370 BABIP. He hits more line drives than anybody, but he also strikes out more than anybody.

81

=

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 16

He might be terrible at the plate, but he is still hitting in the 1-2 hole in the Twins lineup. To be fair, they probably don't have any  better alternative.

82

2

Dallas Keuchel

SP

$ 16

His 4.41 ERA is unsightly, but he is a better pitcher without a doubt.

83

-14

Gerrit Cole

SP

$ 16

-$ 1

Very solid, but he is not an absolute ace.

84

9

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 16

+$ 1

Not playing well enough, but he is still hitting for power (5 HR), and he is walking more than ever. His BA will surely turn once his .129 BABIP is corrected.

85

-12

Ben Revere

LF,CF,RF

$ 16

-$ 1

The speedy outfielder is closing to return.

86

NEW

Nick Hundley

C

$ 16

+$ 5

Not a special hitter by any means, but a catcher playing in the Coors is always useful.

87

-21

Mark Trumbo

1B,LF,RF

$ 16

-$ 2

His .407 BABIP can't be sustained, but he is still posing for a career year.

88

3

David Robertson

RP

$ 16

+$ 1

The White Sox own the best record in AL, and Robertson's 0.87 ERA is one of the reasons for their early season success.

89

10

Gregory Polanco

RF

$ 16

+$ 1

His showing much improved patience at the plate, and it's showing up on the stat sheet with .404 OBP.

90

-7

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 16

He may not due for a third consecutive 40 HR season, but not many hitters can replicate his current numbers.

91

1

Zach Britton

RP

$ 16

+$ 1

Still waiting to hear more about his injury.

92

-3

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

$ 15

Career low in pretty much every category.

93

5

Masahiro Tanaka

SP

$ 15

+$ 1

Still an injury risk, but he can get batters out with his diminished velocity pretty easily.

94

-9

Elvis Andrus

SS

$ 15

-$ 1

He isn't running much for some reasons, but he is posting healthy .329 BA.

95

-21

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

$ 15

-$ 2

He has aged gracefully.

96

NEW

Michael Brantley

LF,CF

$ 15

+$ 1

The versatile outfield is back on the field and ready to pay off his owner's patience.

97

-1

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 15

6 HR is the only bright side of the legendary hitter so far.

98

-1

Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 15

Not slowing down yet. Can't expect any better from a guy who mostly went undrafted.

99

NEW

Dustin Pedroia

2B

$ 14

+$ 3

He doesn't steal anymore, but he seems be the same guy from 5 years ago otherwise.

100

-5

Billy Hamilton

CF

$ 14

He isn't even stealing enough. His bat is just not suitable to be a major leaguer, but his defense and leg will keep him in the lineup.

Fallouts: Aroldis Chapman, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Carrasco, Dee Gordon

On the Bubble: Neil Walker, Victor Martinez, Hector Rondon, Michael Conforto, Ian Desmond